Submitted by Baker Hughes
2021 grant from Baker Hughes Foundation expands annual event to over 200 students
BATON ROUGE, La., September 14, 2022 /CSRwire/ – Over 200 Southern University students will participate in a full day of career readiness sessions at the Baker Hughes Leadership Summit on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, with an emphasis on entrepreneurship, personal branding and networking.
This year’s summit has grown to reach more students with the help of a grant awarded to the university in 2021 from the Baker Hughes Foundation as part of its long-running mission to promote education and opportunity in the communities where Baker Hughes employees live and work. Several Baker Hughes employees, some of them SU alumni, will lead sessions and coordinate the career fair that follows.
“The Baker Hughes Foundation, alongside my colleagues in the Black Employee Network, are delighted to help bring to life this event at Southern,” said Nicole Durham, Baker Hughes chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer. “This event is an important expansion of the educational partnerships Baker Hughes has with Historically Black College and Universities, and I look forward to helping grow the careers and lives of those who will help steward our path forward.”
Students will meet in small groups to help develop their personal brand, learn how to launch businesses and connect with potential customers. The grant and the summit align with Baker Hughes’ strategy of building the energy workforce of the future and promoting a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace.
To learn more about Baker Hughes’ work in supporting its communities, visit our Corporate Responsibility website.
About the Baker Hughes Foundation
For 25 years, the Baker Hughes Foundation has been a steward of charitable resources for meaningful community impact. The Foundation seeks to advance environmental quality, education, health, safety, and wellness around the world by supporting organizations with shared values, demonstrated leadership, evidence of impact, financial soundness, and the capacity to implement initiatives and evaluate their success. The Baker Hughes Foundation makes strategic philanthropic contributions, matches Baker Hughes employee contributions, and awards volunteer recognition grants for outstanding employee community service.
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Baker Hughes (NYSE: BKR) is an energy technology company that provides solutions to energy and industrial customers worldwide. Built on a century of experience and with operations in over 120 countries, our innovative technologies and services are taking energy forward - making it safer, cleaner and more efficient for people and the planet. Visit us at www.bakerhughes.com.
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